• To properly format files to be laser cut, vinyl cut, or routed by the X-Carve, you will need CorelDRAW, a graphics editor program

  • CorelDRAW is free to download for all Pitt students through Pitt's software download service

    • If you have a Windows computer, choose any version what runs on your computer​

    • If you have a Mac, you will need a virtual machine program such as Parallels (also available from the software download service) to run CorelDRAW

    • All of the computers in the makerspaces have CorelDRAW, but we encourage you to have the application yourself if you are able to

  • CorelDRAW Walkthrough, a guide on how to prepare DXFs in CorelDRAW​

  • Image Editing CorelDRAW guide, a guide on how to turn a regular image into a vector file ready to get cut out

3d printing

  • We have two models of 3D printers in the makerspaces, Creality Ender 3 printers, and LulzBot TAZ 6 printers. Both printers have their own program for generating gcode

  • CURA Guide for Ender 3, a guide on how to use Cura for the Ender 3​'s

  • 3D Printing Machine Training, in case you need a refresher after you complete the training

    • Note: You will not be considered trained on the 3D printers  just by looking at these slides, you still must attend a training by a mentor and complete the quiz

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  • The makerspace now has a Thingiverse account for students to upload 3D models to!

  • Check out the PittCAD page here to learn more